According to Wood Resources International , import figures for the first three quarters of 2009 show an 81% increase over the previous year’s softwood figures. The final figures may mark the first year that China imported more lumber than Japan whose production slowed significantly. Canadian mills appear to have benefited most from this, with exports up 135% for the same period. Wood Resoures International also reports a significant increase in North African imports, primarily sourced from Scandanavian producers.
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